About Us


Hi, thanks for taking the time to look at our site and welcome to RyePark House our home and little piece of paradise.

RyePark House offers you an adult only site, for couples to escape to and relax in.  We have three unique, separate and private one bedroom self-catering properties, The Barn, The Stables and Keepers Watch.  The properties are set in 11 acres, all of which you are free to explore including pasture, ancient woodland, areas left for nature and all bordered by a babbling river. We are just off Exmoor in a fantastic location within easy reach of all that North Devon has to offer.

Who are we?

We are Steve and Maria McCarthy and we moved here in late August, 2015, with our then teenage children Luke and Ellie and our dog.  We left Tonbridge in Kent to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the South East and found RyePark House purely by chance – so glad that we did – it is the most wonderful place to live, we are so very lucky.  We can now do all those things that we had dreamt about – growing our own vegetables and having our own animals and living a much more sustainable life.  Our family has expanded to include, 2 cats, 13 sheep and 7 chickens and will be adding more as time goes on.

Why Choose us?

As well as providing you with a little bit of luxury and a very personal service we think holiday cottages should also be about location and we have the best location!  We are surrounded by beauty, ancient woodland, a babbling river, untouched land left for wildlife, pasture and farmland but despite all of that we are right in the middle of everything located just off Exmoor and its stunning coastline,  close to the beaches of the golden coast and the market towns and villages of the area,  what more could you ask for. Everything you need for that well deserved break,  so go on treat yourself and book a break away and escape to the country with us.

Why do we have Holiday lets?

The peace and beauty of RyePark House is just too good not to share.  Our aim is to provide a romantic escape to the country for couples in this tucked away setting to let others experience what we have been so lucky to find.  We want to offer luxury with everything provided that cross over between hotel feel but self-catering Independence and all at a reasonable price and I think once you have visit us you will agree we have achieved just that.

What are the Properties?


The old Shippon (single story cow shed) has been converted into a wonderful, well equipped, one-bedroom self-catering holiday accommodation, with the luxury of a king-size bed with Egyptian cotton bedding and your own private Hot Tub.   The Barn has been available since June 2016 it is proving to be very popular, have a read of some of our reviews.  It is all finished to a high standard with Neff appliances through out, and offers a real sense of home from home, a calm and relaxing space.


The Stables, is our latest addition and is another one bedroom barn conversion it was completed in summer 2019.  This is, in our opinion, the best of the three, it is certainly the largest- it has a wow factor with its large light mezzanine bedroom, with a super king bed, and vaulted ceiling.  In addition The Stables has a large bathroom with a double ended deep bath and separate walk in rainfall shower, a very modern kitchen with Neff appliances, induction hob, large fridge freezer and boiling water tap not to mention the underfloor heating and wood burning stove.  As if this was not enough there is also a private south facing terrace with table and chairs for al-fresco dinning and sunbathing!  The Stables really has everything you need and more for a wonderful escape to the country.


Available since summer 2017 our tiny house is a spacious bright shepherds hut with all en suite facilitates and a fully functioning kitchen.  It has the most amazing views of the ancient woodland and river valley and is set apart from the house and Barns tucked away in the bank at the top of the hill.  It has all the luxury of the Barns with a double bed, Egyptian cotton bedding, fluffy towels, 100% soft British wool rugs, a fire pit with BBQ and luxurious woollen duvet and pillows.  Here you can really connect with nature and the wildlife that surrounds us.    As with the Barns all at a reasonable price.


We look forward to welcome you to RyePark House soon and we hope you enjoy browsing our site.